I don’t know how this day got to be such a busy one, but somehow I always find myself running around with a ton to do during my last day at home… and when I say running, I mean that literally, too!
This morning I tackled my long training run for the week. I have my long runs scheduled for Sundays, but I wanted to get it out of the way today since I’ll be traveling tomorrow. Tomorrow will be my first rest day in 19 days — it’s about time!
My 19-day exercise streak in mileage:
January 2nd I went to a 1hr. cycle/strength class.
Since December 27, I’ve logged 87.25 miles on my new Nike+ SportWatch.
Add a couple treadmill workouts and that brings it to a total of 93.90 miles over the last 19 days! #somebodystopme
I sort of feel like SkinnyRunner… minus the skinny part.
The run wasn’t as terrible as I was anticipating; my dad kept me company as he rode alongside on his bike and I was surprisingly comfortable in the 40* temperature. My body starting complaining around Mile 8 or so – left knee pain, ankle blister, etc. I wanted to pick up my pace towards the end, and I did so. My watch said I was cruising under 7:30 pace the last mile. Fastest pace at Mile 10.96 – sweet deal.
Typically, I would fuel up before running 90+ minutes; though, like I mentioned in my Running Tuesday post – How I Fuel – what I eat/don’t eat before a run depends on what I’ve consumed the night before or throughout the day. Today I didn’t eat or drink anything before running, as I had a high-fiber, high-fat Mexican dinner last night (not recommended); I felt I still had plenty of glucose in my veins to get me through my run.
Afterwards, on the other hand, I enjoyed one glorious gluten-free waffle with banana, raspberries, unsweetened coconut and pure maple… accompanied with water and iced coffee, of course.
Speaking of food, it’s already time to make dinner.
Ta ta for now,